U.S. Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Colorado's 1st Congressional District — U.S. Representative

Before serving in the U.S. House, Diana served two terms in the Colorado House of Representatives. In 1996, after her second term in the Colorado House, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where she continues to serve the people of Colorado’s 1st Congressional District. In 2005, Diana authored the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, which sought to overturn the restrictions to prohibit the use of embryonic stem cells for research. She also played a key role in drafting the Affordable Care Act, which President Obama signed into law in 2010. However, Diana may be known best for the 21st Century Cures Act, which she co-authored to modernize the nation’s medical research system. From cancer research to precision medicine, it is already enabling more labs to discover new cures and treatments.

Diana earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Colorado College in 1979; and a JD from New York University School of Law in 1982.

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